Ashley B. Cole

Ashley B. Cole
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater | Oklahoma State · Department of Psychology

PhD in Clinical Psychology

About

30
Publications
2,518
Reads
How we measure 'reads'
A 'read' is counted each time someone views a publication summary (such as the title, abstract, and list of authors), clicks on a figure, or views or downloads the full-text. Learn more
338
Citations
Introduction
Dr. Ashley B. Cole, an enrolled member of the Citizen Potawatomi Nation of Oklahoma, is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology within the College of Arts and Sciences at Oklahoma State University. She is an affiliate of the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC)/Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC). Her research examines health behaviors and health disparities among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN)/Indigenous populations.
Additional affiliations
September 2019 - present
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Position
  • Professor (Assistant)
August 2018 - August 2019
Oklahoma State University - Stillwater
Position
  • PostDoc Position
July 2017 - June 2018
University of Mississippi Medical Center
Position
  • Psychology Resident

Publications

Publications (30)
Article
Background Adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) research has yielded important information regarding ACEs prevalence and impacts; however, few studies have included American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Objective We aimed to update and expand the ACEs literature by using recent data (2009–2018; over 50% from 2015 to 2017); using a lar...
Article
Full-text available
Background Research on associations between social integration and wellbeing holds promise to inform policy and practice targets for health promotion. Yet, studies of social connection too frequently rely on overly simplistic measures and give inadequate attention to manifestation and meanings of social integration across diverse groups. We use the...
Article
Objective: Research on misperceived descriptive and injunctive drinking norms, or normative perceptions of frequency, quantity, and acceptability of drinking, has rarely been extended to American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) college student populations. Ethnic identity, or strength of one's ties to their AI/AN culture, has been hypothesized as a p...
Article
Objectives: This study investigated whether select social determinants of health and worries about COVID-19 resource losses mediated the relations between four parent groups: [1) non-Hispanic White (NHW) parents of children with asthma; 2) Black, Indigenous, or other Persons of Color (BIPOC) parents of healthy children; 3) BIPOC parents of childre...
Chapter
American Indian/Alaska Natives (AI/ANs) experience devastatingly high rates of suicide yet remain understudied and underserved regarding suicide prevention and intervention efforts. This chapter provides an overview of suicide among AI/AN populations, including AI/AN youth who experience some of the greatest risks and highest rates of death by suic...
Article
Background Smoking-related disparities exist among racial/ethnic minoritized groups. Objective We compared quit ratios and smoking cessation-related protective and risk factors by race/ethnicity to inform approaches to reduce disparities. Methods Among adults who smoke with a quit attempt from Wave 4 (2016–2017) Population Assessment of Tobacco U...
Article
Background Few studies have examined how daily adherence to nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) impacts daily smoking abstinence. Methods Data from a pilot randomized controlled trial of a smartphone-based smoking cessation intervention were used. Separate, generalized linear mixed models examined the association between ecological momentary assess...
Article
Objective: The present study developed a measure assessing the emotional responses, "Displacement Imposition," of cigarette and e-cigarette users on a college campus with a smoking/vaping ban. It also examined the relationship between Displacement Imposition and readiness to quit smoking/vaping, and how this relationship differed between cigarette...
Article
Full-text available
Given the stigma associated with seeking mental healthcare services for American Indian and Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations, it is important for practitioners working with AI/ANs to adopt culturally sensitive approaches to maximize treatment efficacy. While various domains of cultural competence specific to AI/AN experiences should be considered...
Article
Objective: This cross-sectional study quantified differences in 1) social determinants of health (SDOH) and perceived changes in SDOH during COVID-19 and 2) COVID-19 psychosocial impacts across four groups: 1) non-Hispanic White (NHW) parents of children with asthma, 2) Black, Indigenous, or other People of Color (BIPOC) parents of healthy children...
Article
Objective: To better understand mechanisms influencing health in African Americans (AAs), the aims of this study were (a) to identify longitudinal cigarette smoking classes among AAs across adolescence and into young adulthood; (b) to identify risk factors for smoking and how cardiometabolic health in adulthood differs by smoking class; and (c) to...
Article
Full-text available
No study to date has simultaneously examined the commonalities and unique aspects of positive psychological factors and whether these factors uniquely account for a reduction in suicide risk. Using a factor analytic approach, the current study examined the relationships between grit, hope, optimism, and their unique and overlapping relationships in...
Article
Objectives: American Indians (AIs) are over-represented among homeless populations, but are understudied regarding their unique risk and resilience factors relative to non-Hispanic white (NHW) adults experiencing homelessness. In the current study, we aimed to address this gap. Methods: We recruited participants (108 AIs and 307 NHWs) from 6 homele...
Article
Acceptance-based behavioral therapies for obesity (ABTs) may be superior to standard behavioral therapies but have not been adequately tested with American Indians (AIs). Neurocognitive function is also unexamined in relation to behavioral weight loss among AIs despite findings that neurocognition predicts outcomes in general samples, may help expl...
Article
Drinking to cope is associated with suicide ideation and attempts. Event-based research shows drinking, particularly when alcohol is consumed in large quantities, increases the intensity of suicidal thoughts and immediate risk for attempt. Such findings suggest those who typically drink to cope may be especially likely to drink heavily in the hours...
Article
Background Given the substantial heterogeneity of both impulsivity and suicidality, increased specificity in studying relations between these variables is needed. One aspect of suicidality that may be especially important for predicting future risk among those with a recent suicide attempt is self-perceived likelihood of making a future attempt (su...
Article
Suicide is the second leading cause of death for American Indian (AI) young adults. Alcohol use is a well-established risk factor for suicide. On average, AIs ages 12 to 20 exhibit the second-highest rate of binge drinking compared to all other ethnic groups. The current study investigated the relation between alcohol use and suicide ideation in an...
Article
Many American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) communities throughout North America continue to experience the devastating impact of suicide. Theoretical explanations of suicide from a psychological, sociological, cultural, and Indigenous perspective all differ in focus and applicability to AI/AN communities. These diverse theoretical frameworks and mo...
Chapter
In this chapter, we discuss the potential blending of the fields of positive psychology and suicidology and note that this intersection is well suited for inclusion of an understanding of culturally relevant risk and protective factors, as well as inclusion of non-majority samples and culturally appropriate assessment methodologies. We discuss the...
Article
This study investigated whether the use of thought control strategies specific to suicidal thoughts influenced suicide ideation and suicide risk in a sample of adult students (N = 135) who were selectively recruited after endorsing a history of suicide ideation on a pre-screen assessment. An adapted version of the Thought Control Questionnaire (TCQ...
Article
Racial microaggressions are a contemporary form of subtle discrimination that occur in everyday exchanges, and are associated with a variety of negative mental health outcomes, including suicide ideation. Previous work (e.g., Torres-Harding, Andrade, & Romero Diaz, 2012) has identified 6 dimensions of racial microaggressions: invisibility, criminal...
Article
This study investigated whether brooding and reflection moderated the relationship between perceived stress and suicide ideation. It was hypothesized that brooding, but not reflection, would strengthen the effect of perceived stress on suicide ideation above and beyond depression symptoms. Hypotheses were supported. Results suggest the assessment o...
Article
No research has empirically investigated whether frequency of historical loss thinking is a potential risk factor for suicide ideation in American Indians. Results of this study demonstrated that the frequency of historical loss thinking was positively associated with brooding and reflection at a small magnitude, but was not directly related to sui...
Article
Suicide is currently the third leading cause of death of African Americans between the ages of 15 and 24 years. Possible risk factors of suicidal ideation for this population include the two interpersonal constructs of the Interpersonal Theory of Suicide, perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongingness. Past research has demonstrated that hope...
Article
Racial microaggressions, a contemporary form of subtle discrimination that occurs in everyday interactions, are associated with a variety of negative mental health outcomes. Research has not extended the connection between racial microaggressions and negative mental health to include suicide risk. Given the well-known association between negative m...
Article
The Five Factor Model (FFM) domains of neuroticism and extraversion have consistently been related to suicidal ideation, such that individuals high in neuroticism or low in extraversion are at greater risk for suicidal thinking. The relationship between mindfulness and suicidal thoughts has not been empirically investigated in relation to personali...
Article
Research has demonstrated that a self-defeating humor style is related to indicators of psychopathology and interpersonal dysfunction, including depression, anxiety, loneliness, thwarted belongingness, and perceived burdensomeness. The current study continued this investigation by examining how self-defeating humor is related to suicidal ideation a...
Article
Purpose – The interpersonal theory of suicide (ITS; Joiner, 2005) has gained empirical support as a framework for understanding why people die by suicide in the general population, and more recently, among American Indians (AIs). The purpose of this paper is to examine two key constructs of the theory, perceived burdensomeness and thwarted belongin...

Network

Cited By